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below Turners Falls, tracksite (Jurassic to of the United States)

Also known as Lull 6, Turner's Falls

Where: Franklin County, Massachusetts (42.6° N, 72.6° W: paleocoordinates 24.3° N, 18.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Portland Formation (Agawam Group), Hettangian to Hettangian (201.6 - 189.6 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; micaceous, gray, red sandstone and lithified shale

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression, trace

Collected by D. Marsh, J. Deane & E. Hitchcock in 1835

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ),

Primary reference: E. Hitchcock. 1836. Ornithichnology - description of the foot marks of birds, (Ornithichnites) on new Red Sandstone in Massachusetts. The American Journal of Science and Arts 29(2):307-340 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 52996: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 30.08.2005

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